Be real in 2015

It’s the end of one year, the start of another year, typically a time of reflection and a time of new beginnings. More than likely, over the festive season you may have overindulged to a greater or lesser degree and you may be gung-ho with New Year’s resolutions and wanting results. A quick fix will not get you any further forward from where you are now. In order to achieve those results you have to plan realistically, commit to changes and...

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Merry Christmas

Season’s greetings We’ve just passed the longest night of the year. The days are getting longer and the Christmas festivities help to get us through the dark days.  New Year is on the way, a time typically to reflect on the year gone and the year to come.  Beware of thinking that you may as well binge and start afresh in January.  If you do that, you’ll be undoing all the work you’ve done during this year and it will be so much...

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Ever wondered why there’s a Fairy on the top of the Christmas tree?

Santa was very upset.  It was Christmas Eve and NOTHING was going right! Mrs. Claus had burned all the mince pies.  The elves were complaining about not getting paid overtime.  The reindeer had been drinking sherry all afternoon and were dead drunk.  And to make matters worse, they had taken the sleigh out for a spin earlier in the day and crashed it into a tree. Santa was furious.  “I can’t believe it!  I’ve got to...

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Christmas gift-giving

Keep it simple. A small gift delivered with love is far better than a gift given with energy of anguish behind it at how much it cost and how on earth am I going to pay for it later. Gift-giving can raise all sorts of issues from feelings of self-worth to keeping up with the Joneses, with judgements left, right and centre. If anyone judges you, it’s their problem not yours. Do whatever feels right for you with no apologies. Give what you can,...

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Be a seasonal superhero

It’s so easy to get out of your regular fitness routine at this time of the year.  It’s cold, it’s dark.  The weather is bad.  There’s a party to go to.  There’s another party to go to.  You need to be a superhero to get through the season. Keeping going is so much easier than stopping and starting again.  Think twice about stopping and instead make exercise a priority.  Keep the momentum going and as a result, you’ll feel...

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